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Definition illegal acts encouraging resistance to government authority — especially overthrow of the government
  • She was investigated for sedition, but charges were dropped.
sedition = illegal acts encouraging resistance to government authority — especially overthrow of the government
  • Sedition is a punishable offense for members of the U.S. military.
  • The sedition law signed by John Adams proved unpopular and was soon allowed to expire.
  • Nothing since was as stimulating as the old days of letters, petitions, meetings, debates, recruitment, quarrels, rescue and downright sedition.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • sedition = illegal acts encouraging resistance to government authority — especially overthrow of the government
  • I learned precisely how seditious and cunning an enemy could be.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • seditious = tending to engage in acts that resist government authority or attempt to overthrow a government
  • thy seditious countrymen
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • seditious = rebelliousness toward government authority
  • Guards, musketeers, officers, soldiers, murmurs, uneasiness, dispersed, vanished, died away; there was an end of menace and sedition.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • And heap'd sedition on his crown at home.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 3
  • Envy, sedition, strife,
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus At Colonus
  • If the banners and flags are shifted about, sedition is afoot.
    Sun, Tzu  --  The Art of War
  • Their leaders were executed for sedition or confined in madhouses.
    London, Jack  --  The Iron Heel
  • They took me into the guard-house and searched me, but they found no sedition on me.
    Twain, Mark  --  The Innocents Abroad
  • It is only necessary to make war with five things; with the maladies of the body, the ignorances of the mind, with the passions of the body, with the seditions of the city and the discords of families.
  • But one thing I'm not going to stand: I'm not going to stand my own wife being seditious.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • But I also believe that the methods of the abolitionists as a whole have been dangerously close to sedition on a number of occasions.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Then I thought about the rebels, and how the king was usually quick to point out their sedition, but I was supposed to keep this news to myself.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • Subversion, sedition, blasphemy, heresy, all rolled into one.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • He'd talked half of her barons into deserting her, while pretending to be an ally, and his sedition nearly dethroned her.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • He said that Sam was too smart a boy to be fooled by sedition.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • It was like seditious and insidious too, and like socialist, suspicious, fascist and Communist.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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